January, 2009

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Violence at London conference

Industry message boards were buzzing over the weekend as the increasingly bitter competitive differences between Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Webmasters Portal Association spilled over into violence at a London conference hotel. A manager from one organisation, a resident at the hotel, was apparently forcibly removed from the hotel by security p...

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Evolution scores another major live gaming deal with 888 agreement

The UK Internet gambling provider Evolution has signed its fourth major live dealer gambling agreement in recent times, this one with the major Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com....

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CAP awards recognise good work in the affiliate sector

The affiliate world turned out in force for this year's Casino Affiliate Programs Awards, made by the affiliate marketing directory for the online gambling industry to acknowledge good work by affiliate marketers. Thanks to the generosi...

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Worthwhile bad beat

A 19-year-old Canadian poker novice who signed up for a free UltimateBet account just nine days ago in hopes of emulating youthful big winners in Internet poker like Phil Hellmuth has discovered that losing can be just as lucrative. The unidentified player is the latest recipient...

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Good results for Chartwell

Canadian online gambling software provider Chartwell Technology has announced audited financial results for the year ended October 31, 2008, turning in a solid tenth anniversary year performance that included: * Record total revenue at $24 million, up from $21.2 million in fis...

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Dutch love to gamble

Dutch online gamblers are spending up to Euro 450 million a year on their pastime, according to a survey just completed by the research company Motivaction. The revelation will no doubt spur Dutch politicians, who would like to keep the market exclusive to the state gambling monopoly, to greater eff...

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Affiliate ethics definitely in the news this year

Marc Lesnick's Ticonderoga Ventures company, which organises and runs the Casino Affiliate Convention get-togethers around the world, has apparently been quick to react to the ethics questions highlighted by the CAP-CardSpike furore in recent weeks….the subject of affiliate ethics will be debated at the next CAC event in Amsterdam at the end of March 2009. Gi...

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Big fish got away

The Australian gambling group Tabcorp's latest financial results reveal a massive negative hit to the company's bottom line - the result of a dud cheque for A$11.5 million from a high-rolling gambler at one of the company's casinos. Releasing its financial results for the first half of the 2008/09 financial year, Tabcorp reported this week that it had made a...

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New games for Chartwell

Will Paramount deal bring gangsters and biblical characters to Internet slots? Canadian online gambling software provider Chartwell Technology has inked key movie brand licensing agreements with Paramount Digital Entertainment International. The deal with Paramount Pictures—responsible for s...

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Latest technologies used to enhance player experience

January 30th is L-day for the giant European online betting group Bwin - it marks the start of the group's innovative and technologically advanced live betting interface which has been designed to give customers an intensified live e...

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Probability's latest initiative will take a small rake on player vs. player action

UK listed online gambling mobile technology provider Probability plc launched its new Zaphod mobile platform this week, empowering mobile gamblers to challenge and play each other without the participation of Probability as the house. The company will make a return on the service by charging...

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Full Tilt breaks records

The world's second largest standalone Internet poker website, Full Tilt Poker.com, achieved its third record in a month on January 26th 2009 according to the independent poker stats site MarketPulse. The site recorded an average of 10 433 players per hour, setting a new record in Full Tilt's history by overtaki...

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Dutch minister gets bellicose

The Dutch Justice Minister, Hirsch Ballin was in the news again this week with more threats designed to warn off online gambling companies that may be a threat to the state's monopolistic stranglehold on betting in Holland. Ballin told fellow MPs that online gambling sites tha...

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Big deal for Betfair

The UK-based online betting exchange Betfair Group Ltd. has completed its acquisition of the US-based TV Games Network from Macrovision for $50 million in cash. TVG is among the most widely-distri...

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Online bank extends its European reach

UK online banking service Ivobank has announced that its services are now available to customers who play at any of the Webline, Iconic, Eurolinx and Golden Lounge casino brands, o...

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New games and technologies in abundance at online gambling's big annual outing

Despite the almost universally gloomy media reports on the global economy, the general attitude of exhibitors in the interactive section at Clarion's International Casino Exhibition in London this week was upbeat, confident and full of energy. Online gambling software suppliers, game d...

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WinADay the launches Slot-O-Matic

Slotland.com 3D online casino subsidiary WinADay.com has announced the launch of its latest new...

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Myslot is proving to be a big favourite with the players

Online gambling software provider Microgaming's unique player-customisable video slot Myslot, launched early December 2008, is proving a big favourite with the players according to an independent study. The publication e-Gaming Review tasked the independent customer experience consultancy...

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Interwetten goes live with online casino system from Isle of Man provider

Isle of Man-based online gambling software provider Microgaming used the ICE(i) exhibition this week to announce that the top European bookmaker Interwetten has gone live with its online casino games and system. Interwetten is now offering the full Microgaming suite of over 40...

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Unpleasant news for Canadians

Online gambling marketing affiliates were surprised this week to receive notifications from the Rival Internet gambling company, believed to be owned by Canadian residents, that it intends to exit the Canadian market within the next few days - effective February 1st 2009. The notificat...

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